Wednesday, April 29, 2015


You ever hurried to your favorite fishing hole? Bob did !! 

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Life is short, get away from the big screen and get of a big stream!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Center Hill Lake Map

I often receive nice emails back from folks who have purchased one of my maps. It certainly makes one feel good when you get a comment like this one from a customer who purchased a Center Hill Lake Decor Map. 

"We received it yesterday and it is absolutely beautiful and perfect. What an artist! And I found the mermaids, finally! Thank You for an amazing work of art."

The Center Hill Lake Map has a nice vintage style look. I add waterfowl common to the lake flying over to give the map interest. I also include A few small fish and a tiny little mermaid.

I've added a close up section to give you an idea of the detail that I include. I have many folks who purchase my maps for birthday, fathers day, Christmas, lake house warming, and wedding gifts.

All maps 16x32 size and above, come with a Certificate of Authenticity, a poem, and a sheet covering interesting facts about your LeoLakes Decor Map. Here's the wonderful lake poem that my wife wrote about lakes, rivers, and bays.

"As I look over this beloved waterscape, The most amazing scenes appear in its wake, The sun arises above the shore, Giving grace and beauty to this place that I adore."  

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fishing necklace?

Bob's new clever idea and fashion statement, sweet? Bob should be on the cover of "Outdoor Magazine." How bout wearing this to your next fishing tournament. I say, when fishermen go bad, they go real bad, however something in Bob's face tells me he knows. 

Anyway, check-out my vintage style lake, river, and bay decor maps at

Life is short, get away from the big screen and get of a big stream!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Do you kiss the first fish you catch?

A continuation of "When fishermen go bad."  Just like fish, fishermen can go bad, too. Enjoy!

Looks like Bob enjoys sushi, sort up. Bob has certainly gone bad 

Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream! 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Rookery

Last week I traveled to Florida and got a chance to visit the Venice Rookery, which is located in Venice Florida. The rookery is a great place to photograph and view many birds nesting during February, March and April. Waterfowl nest on the island in the middle of the small lake. There's a gravel path that faces the island were folks set-up to take pictures and view the birds.
I arrived at 6:00 am and there was a fine mist in the air, great for photography. The island was not loaded with birds as I've seen before, but still a number of birds were nesting. 

This Great Blue Heron with the spiked hair just returned from the gulf on a fishing trip. The adults take turns fishing, feeding and protecting the chicks.

Nesting Egrets with a small chick. The birds nest on the island for security. Believe it or not here's the security guard, alligator.
The resident gator cruises the waters in hopes of a meal. Without the gator, raccoon's could possibly raid the island. 

If you enjoy nature, birds, and the outdoors, then you should take a trip to the Venice Rookery located in Venice Florida. Sometimes it's more fun photographing the bird watchers, watching the birds. Be careful while photographing and watch for gators.

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